Plastic Solutions to Meet Sustainability Trends and Needs in the Automotive Area 2011-26-0052
An overview is given of the various drivers' needs and trends in the automotive industry, and how these are matched by various new plastic solutions while significantly increasing the sustainability of various car systems and cars in total. These plastic solutions are demonstrated for eco-efficient solutions consisting of existing materials that contribute to sustainability of the car via component lifetime extension, or fuel/emission reduction due to weight savings or friction reduction. An alternative solution focuses on modification of the material itself by using non-hazardous substances as performance improvers, recycled-based materials and biobased plastics, like PA410. Application cases thereof are given to demonstrate potential in terms of sustainability indicators like CO₂ reduction or fuel use.